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Martín Espada

Folger Shakespeare Library 201 East Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC

Each year, the Folger Poetry Board picks one poet to share their favorite poems from other poets and to read their own. This year, Martín Espada has the floor.

Free

Criminal

Lincoln Theatre 1215 U St. NW, Washington, DC

The award-winning podcast, Criminal, is recording a live episode at Lincoln Theater. See for yourself how this true crime podcast gets made.

$35

Thin Places

Lost City Books 2467 18th St. NW., Washington, DC

Kerri ní Dochartaigh blends memoir and social history in Thin Places. She'll discuss her portrait of Ireland with Katherine May.

$25

Cartographica Helvetica

Lost City Books 2467 18th St. NW., Washington, DC

Get a lesson in Swiss history and culture with Diccon Bewes. His latest book, Cartographica Helvetica, uses maps to convey everything from Swedish inventions to Swedish foods.

$45

Arab Literature Festival

Narrating The Middle East is a two-day virtual lit fest that brings together Arab writers, poets, publishers, and experts on the literature of the Middle East. The 2022 winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, Lebanese-American novelist Rabih Alameddine will give this year's keynote. Panel conversations will discuss the challenges of publishing and translating works […]

Free

Book Launch Party: Ashes to Justice

The Gantry 300 Morse St. NE, Washington, DC

Join local poet, visual artist, and arts educator, R.E.I.L for the celebration of her new book, Ashes to Justice. The party, hosted by local publisher Day Eight, with host Regie Cabico, will feature guest poets as well.  Signed copies will be available. Proof of vax and masks required.

Free

Acrobat

Politics and Prose 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC

Nandana Dev Sen and Ambassador Rich Verma, general counsel and head of global public policy at Mastercard and a senior advisor to the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council, discuss Acrobat, the "radiant" poetry collection from Bengali writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen. Acrobat explores womanhood, intimacy, and the body politics that make us human.

Kathryn Miles: Trailed

Politics and Prose 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC

Author Kathryn Miles discusses her new book, Trailed: One Woman's Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders, with Georgetown's Carolyn Forché, a poet, memoirist, translator, and editor. Trailed follows the now-cold case of two women who were murdered while backpacking in Virginia.    

Free – $38

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Sixth & I 600 I St. NW, Washington, DC

The bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist, MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient, and founding director of Boston University's Center for Antiracist Research, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi comes to Sixth & I to discuss his latest book, How to Raise an Antiracist. Already considered required reading for parents, caregivers, and teachers, the book combines scientific […]

$18 – $35

Jessica Nabongo in Conversation With Glory Edim

Four Seasons Hotel 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Travel expert and photographer Jessica Nabongo is celebrating the launch of her new book, The Catch Me If You Can, with a fun conversation with writer and founder of Well-Read […]

$37.50

Maia Kobabe: Gender Queer

Politics and Prose 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC

Nonbinary, queer author and illustrator Maia Kobabe sits down with Kathleen Breitenbach, the Chair of the Rainbow Round Table, to discuss Kobabe's 2019 memoir Gender Queer, the graphic novel that, despite offering queer kids insight to who they are, has been the subject of book banning conversations by Virginia conservatives.

Free

Susie Dumond: Queerly Beloved

Petworth Library 4200 Kansas Ave NW, Washington, DC

End Pride Month on a high and literary note. Local author Susie Dumond gets chatty about her debut novel, Queerly Beloved, which is all about queer love in 2010s Midwest. […]

Free